Marty Levinson introduced as next UNK head men’s basketball coach

The University of Nebraska at Kearney formally introduced Marty Levinson as the next head coach of Loper men’s basketball during a press conference today at the Health and Sports Center.

A Grand Island native and ​Bellevue West High School graduate, Levinson earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from UNK. He played for Southeast Community College, Augustana University and UNK, helping the 2002-03 Lopers go 30-3, win the RMAC regular-season title and reach the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Levinson redshirted during 2003-04 when the Lopers reached the Sweet 16 and helped the 2004-05 squad win 23 games and get back to the NCAA Tournament. He also played professionally with the Nebraska Cranes in Kearney.

Having worked at the collegiate level for the past 17 years, Levinson has been a successful head coach at Central Community College-Columbus (2012-14), Southern Arkansas University Tech (2018-23) and Trinity Valley Community College in Texas (2023-24).

Levinson has amassed a career record of 191-94 (.670 winning pct.), been named District Coach of the Year five times and Region Coach of the Year on four occasions. Five of his teams qualified for the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tournament, finishing as high as third.